Back at said party, Sylvia is thanking all the attendees for coming, and thanking the hosts. We get a shot composed thusly: Gail, in a dress cut-up-to-there, getting progressively hammered, Trina in the center, smiling graciously, Janet behind her on the right, prim but smiling at Trina. When Trina prompts a round of applause for Harry, Janet's clapping as hard as any of them; Harry sees her doing so and smiles. As Sylvia natters on, Bruce and Roger -- still in their matching, monogrammed bowling shirts -- barge on in. Roger sees Janet; Bruce heads off looking for Susan.
Trina announces that the party's ending with a very special treat: a showing of Deep Throat. Sadly, it seems like Susan's going to miss a second viewing, as Bruce has just popped over to where she's standing and ordered, "Get your things. We're going home." Roger and Janet's reunion is considerably gentler: she asks, "Roger! What are you doing here?" and he smiles, "What am I doing here? You okay?" Janet sure is. Roger says, "They're about to show the movie, so we'd better go." Janet grabs her gimlet and asks, "It's just a movie, Roger -- how bad can it be?" The Thompsons are going to be watching a porn movie!
Meanwhile, the Millers are arguing. Bruce is really, really ticked that Susan came to the party, and asks if her learning about the issue was really more important than him and his wishes. Unfortunately, Harry comes over right then and tells Bruce, "Come on, man, be cool. If she wants to stay, she should stay." Bruce snaps, "Oh, shut up, Harry." Susan is really peeved now. She's staying. Bruce storms off. He's so mad, he even gives his man-crush Tom the hand as he heads out the door.
We cut to the partygoers watching the film. Roger takes Janet's hand tentatively, as if it's their first date. On Janet's other side, Gail passes out and hits Janet's shoulder on her way to slumberland. Trina gets up to check on Susan outside. Susan haltingly admits, "Everything seems to be getting so complicated ... Bruce and I aren't in sync. The way you and Tom are, you always seem to know where the other's coming from, and ... we don't have that." Trina says ruefully, "Change isn't easy for any couple, no matter how close you are." Susan asks, "What if I'm the only one who's changing? What if Bruce is -- incapable somehow?" Trina sighs and says, "Then it's up to you to help him."
Janet is missing this dark night of Susan's soul because she's inside clearing up dishes. I think that woman missed her calling: she should open her own catering company. Then we could look forward to an alternate universe where Janet Thompson and Martha Stewart conduct a pitched battle for the hearts and minds of America's domestic arts groupies. Roger, who is standing nearby, chats with her about the movie, and he gently teases out what she thought of it. Janet's forthcoming about it being dumb and possibly perverse, but she won't cop to getting turned on by it. Harry comes over right then with a signed glossy that he saved for Janet, then asks, "You two want to join us in the basement? We got a little after-party kicking up. Roger makes the apologies, and Janet calls him back. She shakes his hand and says, "Mr. Weems, good luck to you." Harry seems genuinely pleased.